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The Stars: Up Close and Personal

If you’re into Star Wars or Despicable Me or that one movie with Sandra Bullock, you’d be into this cool thing the Astronomy department is doing: public observing nights!

Via their official flyer:

Starting on February 4th, the Van Vleck Observatory at Wesleyan University will open its doors to the public every Wednesday night, rain or shine, for a series of space nights. Come talk to students and faculty about the latest space-related discoveries by scientists at Wesleyan and around the world. For the spring semester, the events will begin with a half-hour presentation followed by a chance to see the sky through Wesleyan’s telescopes (weather permitting). Space nights are intended to be for visitors of all ages, although the talks are primarily aimed at high school level and above.

And now, some real Roth photos taken from our very own Van Vleck Observatory.

WesFest Public Observing!

Come see some awesome astronomical objects tonight at Van Vleck Observatory! We’ll be operating the 16-inch reflecting telescope and maybe the colossal 20-inch refracting telescope too. Stop in for a few minutes and you might see some planets, nebulae, stars (duh), and maybe a galaxy or two. Bring your pre-frosh!

Date: Tonight, Apr. 13
Time: 9:00PM – 11:00PM
Place: Van Vleck Observatory
Cost: Nuttin’